Pair of boots from an S1W uniform

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Manufactured by
Magnum, founded 1982
Subject of
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982
Medium
leather, nylon, rubber, and metal
Dimensions
H x W: 9 1/2 x 4 x 11 1/4 in. (24.1 x 10.2 x 28.6 cm)
Type
boots
Date
ca. 1992
Description
A pair of black boots from an S1W uniform. The toe box, lacing panel, and heel cap of the boots are made from black leather. The side vamps and the tongue are made from black ripstop nylon fabric. Black faux suede trims the foot opening. A tag with metallic silver embroidery reading "HI-TEC" is sewn at the top facing side of each tongue. The lacings are made from metal grommets painted black. The outer soles are made from black rubber with non-skid grooves in the soles and the word "HI-TEC" in raised red text at the center of the sole. The same word is also stamped in the black rubber at the exterior side of the toe box and the exterior side of the heel cap near the sole. The shoes are lined with black synthetic moisture wicking fabric. A black tag with silver metallic embroidery is sewn at the top interior of the tongues reading "MAGNUM" with company information below it. Sewn along the bottom of the manufacturer's tag is an additional white tag with materials and sizing information printed on it in black. The shoes do not have laces with them.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
Hip hop (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number
2011.33.8.8ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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